Microsoft Paint is being removed from Windows
Microsoft’s next windows 10 fall creators update will bring variety of new features but one long-standing stalwart of the Windows experience has been put on the chopping block and that is Microsoft Paint.
First released with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, Paint in its various guises would be one of the first graphics editors used by many and became a core part of Windows. Starting life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft’s PC Paintbrush, it wasn’t until windows 98 that Paint could save in JPEG.
It’s not a super surprising move, given that Microsoft would logically be putting its efforts toward paint 3D, the overhauled version of the original Paint that the company introduced in the Windows 10 creator update earlier this year. Also, just because the program is being listed as “deprecated” doesn’t mean that it’s gone for good .
There’s still no date or time frame for when (or even if) Microsoft intends to remove the application completely but by the time it will go off completely.
Microsoft Paint, “Will be available through the Windows Store. Functionality integrated into Paint 3D.”
So while the application will be ‘deprecated’, it looks like for sometime Microsoft will have Paint on the Windows Store, but its features will be integrated in Paint 3D in the future.
Paint 3D is nothing like good old Paint, and as the name suggests it is geared towards creating work in 3D. Microsoft Paint 3D was announced with the Creators Update in April 2017. Paint 3D will let users turn parts of photos, artwork into full-fledged 3D objects. Paint 3D lets users create or modify 2D objects, and convert them into 3D as well. Users can change colour, texture on these 3D objects. This 3D work can be shared on Remix3D app or printed out via a 3D printer. All the 2D pens, pencils on Paint work with 3D objects.
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